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Out100: Kyle Abraham

Out100: Kyle Abraham


Choreographer and Dancer

Photography by Danielle Levitt

Since 2006, Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, have used personal experiences to create some of the most impressive contemporary dance to come out of New York. Using hip-hop, classical music, and themes of struggle -- be it family, illness, or gay history -- Abraham has brought his avant-garde approach to original productions such as The Radio Show, A Ramp to Paradise, and an urbanized reimagining of Pinocchio. His originality has not gone un-noticed: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater commissioned a work from him, and he just received a MacArthur "Genius Grant."

Photographed in Brooklyn, N.Y., on October 2, 2013

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